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Taskmaster

  • 2017
  • Season 5
  • 8 episodes
  • Entertainment

Summary

Taskmaster Greg Davies and live-in PA Alex Horne return for a fifth series, dragging with them a quintet of brave yet understandably terrified comedians: Aisling Bea, Bob Mortimer, Mark Watson, Nish Kumar and Sally Phillips. Once more Greg has set them a spiky thicket of tricky tasks designed to encourage genius, but which can also result in hapless humiliation.

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Episode 8: Their Water's So Delicious

Summary

Aisling Bea leaps cushions and Bob Mortimer educates his rivals on Dumfries and Galloway in the series five final. Presented by Greg Davies and Alex Horne.
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Review

It wouldn't be too controversial to say that perhaps this hasn't been a vintage series. But although it's been low on belly laughs, there have been some real standout moments - who can forget Nish Kumar's coconut businessman? Bob Mortimer's jar of Marmite? Or the frankly disturbing insight we've been given into Sally Phillips's mind?

The series bows out on a high, however, with Kumar and Mark Watson proving themselves to be talented musicians, and "little Alex Horne" revealing he's been doing a secret task of his own this whole time. But who will be crowned the ultimate series champion and win that revered gold bust of Taskmaster Greg Davies's head?


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HostGreg Davies
Co-hostAlex Horne
ContestantMark Watson
ContestantNish Kumar
ContestantBob Mortimer
ContestantAisling Bea
ContestantSally Philips

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